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Grocery Delivery and Update on Meal Service

February 8th, 2018 at 01:07 pm

Here are the facts:
- I am recovering from pneumonia
- My husband called me from work yesterday to say he has a cold!
- He is in exile in the spare bedroom. I wiped down the entire house; he is not allowed out of the bedroom except to use the bathroom which is designated as his now.
- He was supposed to be taking over most of the housework, making meals, dishes, driving F around, etc, and now he can't do that.

So... I have more to do, but I am feeling better day by day, and I can do some of it.

Grocery Delivery:
But I did NOT want to go to the grocery store. So I ordered online! Sprouts now has online delivery here. It was $8.98. I hope they actually bring what I ordered. My mother is covering the cost of the groceries and delivery because she wanted to do something nice for me. That is so nice!

Meal Service:
I wrote about the meal service gifted to us by my almost-sister-in-law. We had the first meal last night. As someone mentioned - wow that is a lot of waste in the packaging! Yikes! The food was pretty good. My sister in law is vegan, so the meal service is vegan (we are not vegan, but mostly vegetarian). I subbed out the vegan yoghurt for yoghurt we had on hand. It was a lime coleslaw, pan fried hearts of palm and basmati rice. I added some of our own rice. I would make the meal again on my own, but not vegan. I don't have an issue with dairy. Tonight's dinner is a farro risotto. I can't eat farro (it's not gf), so I will sub our own rice. There is tofu "feta." I am using real feta. I don't eat tofu.

My thoughts on Purple Carrot:
- Like that it's vegetable based, but not that it's vegan.
- You have to cook the meals yourself of course; I think it might've been better to send something that we only needed to heat up, because right now it'd be great not to have to cook.
- But I am getting some new recipes. I would have never thought of hearts of palm as a main!
- I think I have too many dietary restrictions for this to make sense.
- I'm cooking anyway, so I'm not sure how this makes it easier. Just a lot more little plastic things to open.
- Would never order one of these meal services again... but it was fun to try it at no cost!

4 Responses to “Grocery Delivery and Update on Meal Service”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Sorry to hear your DH is ill, may you both recover quickly. I'm sure a neighbor or friend might be willing to cook something for your family.

  2. Wink Says:

    I also had pneumonia recently. I was somewhat surprised, (and impatient) at how long it took me to completely recover. I am normally pretty healthy and tend to bounce back quick if I do get sick. The last thing to return to normal was my energy level, and it took a full month for me to be able to say I was 100% again. Hang in there, rest, and I hope you both feel better soon.

  3. Sallyr70 Says:

    I am hoping for a speedy recovery for you and your hubby! Being sick is awful. How nice that your Mom is helping with the groceries! I just signed up for a week of Home Chef meals for next week. I got a referral from a friend so it only cost $24.70 for 6 servings (3 meals for 2.) I know it's going to be a lot of packaging.... but I'm recovering from eye surgery and looking for convenience right now. I do like that they only give you enough of each ingredient for that meal. Sometimes it's frustrating to make a recipe and you have to buy a whole can of this or a spice that you only need 1 tsp of and never use it again. I love meat so thanks to your review, purple carrot is NOT for me! Take care.

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    That's tough when both adults are sick. Hope you both feel better soon

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